EPPO Global Database

Bemisia tabaci(BEMITA)

Distribution details in Malta

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1993
From CABI Pest map 284 (1999): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service 500/08 - declared not to occur in 1992.

Found with restricted distribution in 1993. See also EPPO Reporting Service 94/031. Confirmed by survey, according to FAO consultants' report in 1994.

According to Malumphy & Mifsud (2012), widely recorded in Malta, Gozo and Comino.
References
* FAO (1994).

* Farrugia C (1997) Insect pests on cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) in Gozo (Maltese Islands, Central Mediterranean). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 2(4), 152-165.
------- Gozo.

* Malumphy C, Mifsud D (2012) Faunal review of the whiteflies of the Maltese Archipelago (Hemiptera, Aleyrodidae). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 5, 35-47.
------- Widely recorded in Malta, Gozo and Comino on Brassica, Ficus carica, Helianthus tuberosus, Euphorbia pinea, Joccobina pohliana, Lantana camara, Ocimum basilicum, Solanum spp.

* Mifsud D (1995) Whiteflies of the Maltese Islands (Homoptera, Aleyrodidae). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 2(3), 61-78.
------- Malta, Gozo and Comino.

* Mifsud, D. (1997) Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 27 (1), 77-84.

* Mifsud D, Falzon A, Malumphy C, de Lillo E, Vovlas N, Porcelli F (2012) On some arthropodes associated with Ficus species (Moraceae) in the Maltese Islands. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta 5, 5-34.
------- On Ficus carica in Gozo and Malta.

* Mifsud D, Watson GW (1999) Introduced sap-feeding insect pests of crop plants in the Maltese Islands. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 3(1), 29-34.
------- Main damage on tomato crops (due to the spread of TYLCV).

* NPPO of Malta (1999).